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Effects of a 6-Week Straw Phonation in Water Exercise Program on the Aging Voice (2020)

Published by <p>Presbyphonia (aging voice) can be caused by anatomical, physiological, and neurological changes to the voice due to the aging process. These changes can negatively affect a person’s quality of life because of the increased vocal effort, discomfort, and anxiety or frustration of needing to repeat statements in order to be heard. Some of the reported […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Tracheoesophageal Puncture (TEP) for Indwelling Voice Prosthesis (2013)

Published by <p>Patients included in the study were all diagnosed with laryngeal cancer in the years 1990-2008, and all received a total laryngectomy. 64 of these patients also received a tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) and indwelling voice prosthesis during their laryngectomy, with the remaining 26 receiving the prothesis after their laryngectomy. The group who received their prothesis after […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Hyoid Muscle Distonia (2015)

Published by <p>The key phrases search at the Movement Laboratory at the Mayo Clinic Rochester revealed 55 patients were administered botulinum toxin to their hyoids during the 10-year time period from 1993-2013. Of those 55 patients, 15 indicated dystonia specially in the hyoid muscle. Of these patients, the average age was 49.5 years. The major symptoms mentioned […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Botulinum Toxin in Management of Synkinesis in Patients With Unilateral and Bilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis (2017)

Published by <p>The researchers followed 12 patients with airway obstruction due to synkinesis and were treated with BOTOX. All 12 people experienced RLN damage due to medical examination or treatment. Patients were followed every three months (but were seen more frequently if needed), and were followed between 2008 and 2015. BOTOX works by preventing presynaptic release of […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Voice therapy printable handout: Voice restoration after laryngectomy

Voice Restoration After Laryngectomy

Published by <p>This handout describes the advantages and disadvantages of different techniques for voice restoration, including electrolarynx, esophageal speech, and tracheoesophageal puncture. This handout is best suited for patients considering laryngectomy and provides a starting point to discuss voice restoration options before the surgery is completed. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Voice therapy printable handout: Voice exercises

Voice Exercises

Published by <p>This handout includes descriptions for the following exercises: deep breathing, lip/tongue trills, yawn-sigh, pitch slides, voicing vowels, syllable repetitions, and humming scales. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Med SLP voice therapy printable handout: Throat clearing alternatives

Throat Clearing Alternatives

Published by <p>Frequent unnecessary throat clearing could lead to temporary vocal cord damage. This handout explains some of the natural reasons for throat clearing and how to try to use alternative strategies to reduce vocal cord damage. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Med SLP printable handout: Breath support and speech production

The Relationship Between Breath Support and Speech Production

Published by <p>Pulmonary complications are common following brain injury. This handout explains how reduced breath support can lead to speech deficits and provides evidenced-based exercises that can be completed to improve breath support for speech production. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Med SLP printable handout: Semi-occluded vocal tract exercises

Semi-Occluded Vocal Tract (SOVT) Exercises

Published by <p>SOVT exercises are commonly used in voice treatment because they allow the vocal folds to vibrate with less effort and more ease. They can be helpful for warming up the voice, relaxing the voice throughout the day, cooling down the voice, and promoting vocal longevity. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Med SLP printable handout: Refractory chronic cough

Refractory Chronic Cough

Published by <p>The handout provides a visual of the cough reflex arc as well as the urge to cough scale. This handout is designed for clinicians who are working with patients to resolve refractory chronic cough. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>